New Judge Keeps Y-12 Trial Date

Newly assigned U.S. District Judge Amul R. Thapar decided to keep the scheduled trial date of May 7 for the three Plowshares protestors allegedly involved in last year’s break-in at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge, Knoxnews reports. Thapar, who serves in the Eastern District of Kentucky, was assigned to the high-profile case because of the impending retirement of U.S. District Judge Thomas Phillips.